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iPhones will now once again show Battery Percentage; iOS 16 Beta 5

If you use an iPhone you know that you must pull down the control centre to see your battery percentage. That’s seemingly about to change if the latest iOS 16 Beta 5 feature remains until full rollout. The Beta 5 is now rolling out to developers, with the public beta expected later on.

I am on the public beta, and will update on Twitter anything new once the update is available on my 13 Pro Max.

The battery percentage feature – which is available on other Apple products like the iPad and the MacBook – was dropped with the iPhone X when Apple introduced the notch. This was because of the reduced screen real-estate.

It is seemingly being re-introduced thanks to the reduced notch size on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. This is also ahead of the iPhone 14 which will has been rumoured to be doing away with the notch, and instead having a pill shape cut-out on the screen.

Which is probably why the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 mini aren’t getting the feature.

This year, with iOS 16 Apple has really gone in on the lockscreen. You can now customise different lockscreens to different Focus Modes. You can add widgets to the lockscreen, and even have wallpapers overlap with the clock.

How to enable iPhone battery percentage in Status Bar:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Battery
  3. Switch on the toggle for ’Battery Percentage’
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